Poll: Mike Huckabee tops Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush in Iowa

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Polls continue to cheer on likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the latest from Iowa, where she commands 63 percent of the party's vote. Unfortunately for Vice President Joe Biden, who is studying a run, “undecided” beat him, 12 percent to 9 percent.

The Suffolk University poll also found that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who has been mapping out a national campaign unlike his alternative bid in 2008 focused on conservatives and evangelical voters, leads the GOP side with 11 percent. Both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 10 percent, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in at fourth with 9 percent.

Suffolk polled 800 likely voters April 3-April 8. The margin of error is +/-3.5 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence.

Clinton continued to dominate in the poll. This week, she finally said that she is looking at running, and also announced the release of her latest memoir.

In the poll, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren received 12 percent of the vote. She has been touted as the progressive alternative to Clinton.

The poll also asked about President Obama and his agenda. In Iowa, 50 percent disapprove of the job he is doing and 48 percent said that Obamacare “is generally bad for Iowa.” Some 38 percent said it is “generally good.”

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.